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1. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 8y

You've seen the book club, now how about a movie club?! Let's hear the reviews people have to give.

  • WARNING POSSIBLE SPOILERS*

The Departed, my review? Go see it. Great F'n movie.

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 8y

OOh - I just posted in another thread about "The Last King of Scotland." It's about Idi Amin and his reign over Uganda in the 70s. Aparently, he had an obsession with all things Scottish, and in the movie he hires a Scottish doctor from a nearby mission to be his "closest advisor" and personal physician. I don't know if there was such a doctor in real life, but ay-ay-ay was he pleasant to watch. And listen to. Raaarrr.

Where was I? Yeah, fantasic movie all round.

3. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 8y

Saw Little Miss Sunshine on friday night, and it was so funny.
Also saw the trailer for 'Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan '.
My wife and I are hanging out for it's release here in Oz next month.
Political incorrectness to the MAX!!!

4. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8868 posts) 8y

Watched Miami Vice the other week, very dark good film though - just forget anything to do with the TV series,
Cars is a great cartoon to, quick paced.

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 8y

So Miami Vice is good? The trailer looked like cheese..

6. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8868 posts) 8y

Quoting Brendan

So Miami Vice is good? The trailer looked like cheese..

It's good, the story is typical stuff, but Mann has been allowed since it's not going on TV and he doesn't have to worry about censors to run free with it. Although the storyline is the basic stuff, he marries it up with some great photography and stunts.
I'm waiting to find a copy of "Children of Man" - that looks good, anyone seen it?

7. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 8y

Just watched:

Lucky Number Sleven - It had some interesting twists and turns. Some things were obvious, but the tales behind them were the interesting bits. I enjoyed it.

Prairie Home Companion - Yup, it's a film about the end of the NPR radio program out of St. Paul, Minnesota, but also has some interesting characters thrown in. It's based more on fiction than fact and highly entertaining. (Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep definitely have the Minnesota accept down pretty well.)

Thank You For Smoking - A story about a fictional tobacco lobbyist. It was better than expected. Somewhat of a black comedy.

I can not recommend RV with Robin Williams as I couldn't get through more than about 20 minutes or so of it. The whiny adolescent children were too much for me and I had no want to go back to try finishing it. But, that's just my opinion - lots of people liked it.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7274 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

I can not recommend RV with Robin Williams as I couldn't get through more than about 20 minutes or so of it. The whiny adolescent children were too much for me and I had no want to go back to try finishing it. But, that's just my opinion - lots of people liked it.

I watched that on the plane while Neal slept. He had the right idea.

Recently saw "The Family Stone" (my dad rented it!) - one of those movies where the more you think about the plot, the less it makes sense. And not in an artistic way, either.

9. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 8y

I really want to see Children of Man Jase! But I don't think it will play here in central Alberta (Red Neck Capital of the World) the title alone scares the homophobes.

I will watch for it on DVD though.

I really liked Thank You For Smoking, Isa - like you say it suprises you. Good pick for anyone.

10. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 8y

Haha Tway, I like your thoughts on The Family Stone, I think I'll pass up on it. Has no one here seen The Departed?! I've been twice now.

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